Alvin E. Smith

Published on Friday, 5 January 2018 23:18


Alvin E. Smith, 89, of Farmington passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

He was the loving husband of Mary (Willis) Smith for 66 years. Alvin was born on June 8, 1928, in Torrington, a son of the late Charles and Rose (Phelphs) Smith.

Alvin enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, walking and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Lions Club and enjoyed helping others by donating his blood. He had a 30 year retirement in Florida. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed dearly.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, Alvin Earl Smith Jr. of North Carolina, Michael Alan Smith and his partner, Beth Douyard, of Bristol; daughter, Linda Menard, and her husband, Daniel, of East Hartford; brother, Ernie Smith of Montana; sister, Marjorie Couture of Torrington; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his three brothers.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol/ Forestville from 5 until 6:30 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. funeral home service and military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Alvin’s memory may be made to Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, 51 Main St., Enterprise, FL 32725.

To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, visit Alvin’s memorial webpage at

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Friday, 5 January 2018 23:18. Updated: Friday, 5 January 2018 23:21.